Vibrant and Visionary

When it comes to arts, cuisine, entertainment, and shopping, Valparaiso is the hottest spot in the Indiana Dunes area. It’s home to the world-renowned Valparaiso University and its famous Chapel of the Resurrection. Both attract students from all over the world, bringing a youthful diversity to Valparaiso’s nearly 200-year-old streets.

Valparaiso, which is Porter County’s county seat, has a downtown district filled with historic architecture and blocks of unique, local shops and boutiques. You can take a culinary tour around the globe at its restaurants, ranging from relaxed atmospheres to five-star international experiences.

This is also the place to go for entertainment. Whether it’s music from local musicians swelling from the downtown’s Central Park Plaza, the jeweled glints of handcrafted glassware gleaming from behind storefront windows, or local productions on the stage of a hundred-year-old hall, the arts continue to be the lifeblood of the town.

Even the university embraces the arts, inviting community and visitors to enjoy its renowned Brauer Museum of Art and full schedule of events, including dance performances, plays, concerts, and its annual Jazz Fest.

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